Newton's Second Law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma}}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$,

where ΣF is the sum of forces, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration.

Newton's second law states: *sum of forces = mass × acceleration*. If a known force was applied to an object with a known mass, how would you predict that object's acceleration?

A) acceleration = mass × sum of forces

B) acceleration = mass / sum of forces

C) acceleration = sum of forces / mass

D) Newton's second law is irrelevant for solving this problem.